Research and Collaborations of 2015
Where is URDT having an impact?
Patrick Kyomuhendo: URDT Project Manager
Bringing Improved Sanitation to Rural Uganda
Patrick is leading a collaboration between URDT and international development group SNV to bring improved sanitation to Uganda’s rural areas. So far, 8,179 households who did not have latrines now have them through this project. By the end of November 2015, they expect to reach 100% of their goal and bring latrines to 13,975 households in this region, leading to greatly improved health for all of these families. Not only will this project greatly improve the health for all these families, but it will also promote local ownership of sustainable projects. We'll keep you updated on this initiative as it moves forward.
Catherine Namwezi: URDT Girls' School Alumna
Research at Hope College in Michigan
URDT Girls’ School Alumna and former AFPF intern Catherine Namwezi is now in her third year at Hope College in Michigan. Catherine and her professor of statistics Yew-Meng Koh are collaborating with African Rural University on analysis of data in the field of Indigenous Knowledge Practices Among Small Shareholder Farmers. One conclusion they drew from their statistical model found the following among the groups they studied: a married female farmer aged 60 and above with secondary education who immediately sells her produce has a 75% chance of being in the highest income group. We look forward to continuing to update you about this collaboration as it gathers more reportable results. Their work will not only inform the greater body of research on subsistence agriculture, but their work is also helping ARU to advance its data collection and analysis capacity.